Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

Image by Deborah Pohlmann/Whitehead Institute

Podcast

AudioHelicase logo with Ankur Jain

February 19, 2019

AudioHelicase podcast: Ankur Jain on RNA clumps and the neurodegenerative diseases associated with them

Jain discusses how RNA can clump in cells and the diseases, such as Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), that are associated with these aggregations.


BLOG

Actin enveloped T. gondii parasites

February 1, 2019

WHY STUDY TOXOPLASMA?

Reasons for researching my favorite parasite


MultiMedia

Toxoplasma gondii parasite clusters in a host cell
February 21, 2019

Whitehead Institute researchers unravel the unique biology of apicomplexans — the parasites responsible for malaria, toxoplasmosis, and other diseases impacting global heal

In the News

Nymphaea thermarum

March 18, 2019

Multimedia Feature: Unusual labmates: The world’s smallest water lily

Experience a multimedia story about Nymphaea thermarum, including how the extinct-in-the-wild plant ended up at Whitehead Institute and what researchers hope to learn from investigating its biology


Electromicroscopy image of an Arabidopsis anther filled with pollen grains


MARCH 18, 2019

SCAFFOLDING THE NURSERY OF POLLEN DEVELOPMENT

Whitehead researchers identify critical components of the scaffolding that supports and protects pollen production

Events

Illustration of scientist and trees

MARCH 7, 2019

WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE SPRING INTO SCIENCE - AN EVENING LECTURE SERIES FOR THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FEATURING THE LATEST IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Join Whitehead Institute for Spring into Science, an evening lecture series for the Cambridge community featuring the latest in biomedical research. 


FEATURED

Illustration of scientist and trees

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

START SIGNAL FOR SEX CELL CREATION

One protein is responsible for regulating a large network of genes that prompt cells to begin meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sex cells


PUBLICATIONS

Cover 2018 Annual Report

2018 ANNUAL REPORT

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